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Kale/Apple/Beet Salad

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I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day yesterday! Whether you were your own Valentine or you spent the evening with a significant other, friends, or a pet, I hope you had a delicious dinner and felt some love! Many of you probably had chocolate, or other decadent treats for the occasion, and might be needing a little detox after the wine and champagne.

As I mentioned I cooked last night and kept it pretty simple.  We had a fabulous dinner out on Monday and James bought me flowers then, but last night I made him a perfectly cooked steak with some mashed potatoes and a salad. Steak is one of his favorite things to eat, so on more special occasions I splurge on meat from our butcher because it really is delicious!

We don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so we passed on dessert, but I know Valentine’s Day is basically the chocolate-iest day of the year! Most people will want to avoid sugar, cheese, and other unhealthy things after last night, so I have made this delicious salad as a yummy detox meal. It is so delicious, and you get a little natural sweetness from the apple and beet without any guilt!

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What you need:

  • 1 bunch of lacinato kale
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 red beet
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Chop up your kale thinly, and put in a large salad bowl.

Cut your apple and beet into matchsticks and put on top of your kale.

Mix together your dressing ingredients and dress your salad.

Season the salad with salt and pepper and dig in!

If you don’t love kale, try mixing the kale with some romaine so you still get the health benefits of kale, but not a full kale salad.

This salad is an awesome base for grilled chicken or quinoa if you want to turn it into a heartier meal. James would definitely need both of those to call this a meal!

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